I thought it would be great to start with a classic. La Tortilla! A simple and popular dish made badly by so many. Bar Nestor is famous for their tortilla, so much so that you have to place an order for it in the afternoon
Pintxos ("pinch-ohs" - which loosely translates from Basque as 'just a bit') are something of a legend in the Basque Country, as people from far and wide flock to Northern Spain to witness and taste the rumours of this culinary tradition. San Sebastián has some of the best collection of pintxo bars and traditional Basque dishes in the region. Pintxos and Tapas are not the same (although people tend to think so) Tapas can be restricted to more traditional foods where a group of friends share the plate between themselves. In the Basque Region, Pintxos can also be a solitary affair where absolutely anything can be a pintxo - from mini-hamburgers to foie to smoked salmon on a bed of coleslaw. What tourists don't know is that most good bars have a flagship pintxo, so people may go to one locale for the Brocheta de Gambas and then travel to another for the Patatas Alioli. So, don't be a tourist and do as the locals do - get up and explore! Considering there are over 400 hundred places to eat in SS, each week I'll be revealing my favourite spots to make navigating this food forest easier. Aprovéchate !